Episode 37 – BGGcon Recap & Arkham Horror: The Card Game vs. LOTR: The Card Game

In Episode 37, the Low Player Count crew serves up a double portion of meat! They kick it off with a recap of BGGcon 2016, their favorite moments and most exciting games, and then onto a comparative discussion between Arkham Horror: The Card Game and The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game. They also discuss the Stonemaier Games Charity Auction Giveaway that ends December 6th!

Stonemaier Games Charity Auction Giveaway

Times:

1:45 – Stonemaier Charity Auction
12:04 – BoardGameTables.com
13:07 – BGGcon 2016 Recap
15:15 – Donny & Travis Lament the Colonists
19:00 – A Brief Discussion of the Lending Library
22:03 – “Games of the Con”
31:16 – Favorite Moments of the Con
42:03 – Arkham Horror LCG vs LOTR LCG
44:00 – Brief Overview of Both
45:07 – Deck Construction
58:00 – Solo Play
68:05 – Multiplayer Play
73:53 – Story Development
76:40 – Intellectual Property
89:10 – Longest Episode Ever!
89:20 – Gameplay
96:45 – Awkward Endings
97:10 – End Bits

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If You Buy One Game – Games We’re Thankful For…

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If You Buy One Game is a minisode series where the individual Low Player Count crew and friends across the boardgames universe can individually discuss and review a game of their choice, based on theme, topic, or even time of year.

This episode? Game We Are Thankful For!!

Also, be sure to check out the Stonemaier Games Charity Giveaway beginning December 1. Low Player Count is honored to participate in it this year!

0:40 – Stonemaier Games Giveaway Announcement

4:50 – Shawn’s Pick: Cry Havoc

8:56 – Cliff’s Pick: Ashes: Rise of the Phoenixborn

13:27 – Travis’ Pick: Ottoman Sunset

18:30 – Donny’s Pick: Guildhall

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Episode 36 – BGGcon 2016

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In this episode, the Low Player Count crew is joined by friend, gamer, and Board With Life personality, Chris Bryan to discuss our favorite convention: BGGcon 2016, what to do, events, games we’re excited about, and more!

Times:
1:20 – Chris Bryan and the Fanboys
4:30 – Pre-BGGcon Discussion
5:24 – The Listenership Survey
12:10 – Shawn loves BoardGameTables.com!
13:00 – Oh, a BGGcon Episode?
15:00 – Dallas Games Marathon Extended Gaming & Dallas Design Group
19:10 – Travis Stole Onirim
21:00 – The BGGcon Library
27:54 – What Other BGGcon Events Are There?
32:15 – Orphans & First Timers Meetup
33:20 – Designer, Publisher, Unpub…
35:40 – Tweet at LPC!
36:15 – What Games Are We Excited About?
39:08 – Donny’s Shame
59:20 – Events We’re Excited About
65:34 – Chris Has a Red Balloon
67:00 – The Internet is Dumb
73:10 – Badge Ribbons, Business Cards, and more…
74:15 – Eerie Premonitions
75:15 – End Bits

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LPC Interview: Mark Swanson, Feudum Designer

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In this episode, Travis sits down with first time designer, Mark Swanson, from Odd Bird Games, the mind behind Feudum, coming out on Kickstarter November 10. They discuss design inspirations, crazy artwork, heavy euros, and solo play all within the context of the game. Enjoy!

Odd Bird Games

Feudum Kickstarter Preview

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If You Buy One Game – Spooky Games!

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If You Buy One Game is a minisode series where the individual Low Player Count crew and friends across the boardgames universe can individually discuss and review a game of their choice, based on theme, topic, or even time of year.

This episode? Spooky Games!

0:43 – Travis’ Pick: Arkham Horror: Card Game
3:26 – Andy’s Pick: Zombie Kids
7:21 – Cliff’s Pick: Mysterium
13:08 – Donny’s Pick: Mansions of Madness 2nd Edition
21:59 – Shawn’s Pick: Fury of Dracula
28:08 – Ken’s Pick: Betrayal at House on the Hill

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Episode 35 – The Hype

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In Episode 35, the Low Player Count crew discusses hype in the boardgaming industry. Do you build into the hype or get caught up in it? Whose job is it to perpetuate the hype? They also talk about BGGcon, future episodes, all while Travis tries not to drool about his copy of A Feast For Odin.

Times:
3:05 – BGGcon is So Close!
5:39 – Shawn Needs a Gaming Buddy at BGGcon
7:50 – Planning Games at Cons
10:20 – Shawn is Inundated with School
11:00 – Shameless Plug
12:25 – Show Ideas?
14:00 – Nemo’s War Unboxing Video
14:45 – Odin
17:14 – The Awkwardness Ensues
19:37 – BoardGameTables.com!
20:18 – Hype in Boardgaming!!!
22:08 – Kickstarter Hype
32:00 – Social Media Hype Machine
34:15 – Stomping on Someone’s Hype
44:35 – Donny Getting Swept Up by the Hype
50:00 – Hype in Other Mediums
55:48 – Lotus & Marketing
58:25 – Content Creator Hype Machine
68:40 – Hype Letdown
75:15 – End Bits

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Big Fun in a Little Box – Strife: Legacy of the Eternals

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In this minisode of Big Fun in a Little Box, Shawn gives the rundown of a game that has entirely flown under the radar, Strife: Legacy of the Eternals, a highly-produced game of perfect information and back-and-forth struggles.

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